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Women should be free to go topfree

2 Comments 4th July 2010

Topfreedom is a cultural and political movement advocating recognition of the right of women and girls to be topless in public on an equal basis to those of men and boys, and assisting women who have been charged for being topless. In addition, the topfreedom advocates seek recognition of the right of nursing mothers to openly breastfeed in public, and promotes topless sun bathing and gender equality.

For a very long time, besides other issues, it has been a cultural norm for women to appear in public with breasts covered. This has been the norm in countries with Christian and Islamic traditions, besides others.

In the UK the exposure of female breasts is also a criminal offence, i.e. indecent exposure, on the same basis as exposure of genitals. The same standards do not apply to males, who are permitted to be barechested without any criminal consequences in any circumstance, though community standards regulated the situations in which this was socially acceptable.

I regard the situation as being discriminatory, and that such attitudes sexualise breasts, which I reject. Female breasts are female biological and anatomical features, in the same way that men's chests are.

Therefore I want to see the end of cirinalising topfree women and the sexualisation of breasts.

Why does this matter?

To make women and men more equal and avoid pointless police harassment and arrest of women.

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2 Responses to Women should be free to go topfree

  1. Archibald says:

    IT IS NOT RIGHT AND QUITE FRANKLY VERY INCONSIDERATE… THERE MAY BE LITTLE CHILDREN SAT OPPOSITE TO YOU IN THE TUBE!!!

  2. (The Cat) says:

    There are awkward situations to any unproven concepts
    presented to the world. Cars where thought to be inconsiderate to humans of all ages. But this concept has been proven wrong. GM foods are used in most cooking and eating products though the thinking was it to be incorrect to change basic growing methods. A person conditioned to think in a certain manner will be always using that mannerism towards all who oppose or challenge that conditioned response. Men are accepted bare-chested in view of little children, therefore should be equal to accept women bare-chaested.

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